Hans Eisenman posts on a new Paypal phishing twist. Nothing that extraordinary as far as phishing (they are doing basic URL spoofing), but it is an ugly one that will very likely take someone’s money — at least someone who is not aware.
Until other solutions come out, download the Cloudmark Anti-Fraud toolbar. Free and quite effective. You can download it here.
Here is the scam:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 7:55 AM
To: [my email account]
Subject: Jack Chalker has just sent you $26.00 USD with PayPal 
You’ve got cash!
Jack Chalker sent you money with PayPal.
Jack Chalker is a Verified buyer.
Thank you for using PayPal!
The PayPal Team